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Columns

  • Amish Cook

    By Gloria Yoder

    Tuesday evening as I looked around the circle of friends, both Amish and non- Amish I just wished there was a way to reach any of you readers who are widows and give a quick invitation to join us for our annual Thanksgiving dinner for friends who are widows. Really now, if any of you would be interested in participating a year from now and bring a friend with you, please let me know, and I will be in contact for the next time around!

  • Distillers pour money into KY bourbon

    By Jimmy Higdon

    I would like to thank the citizens of the 14th District for re-electing me to serve another four years in the Kentucky Senate.

  • After Thanksgiving, what?

    By Jon Edgell

    There are more than a couple of times in our lives where “big” things happen. They are important, immense, and overwhelming. Life as usual stops. These are both good and bad: birthdays and funerals, weddings and divorces, sufferings and reliefs; sicknesses and healings. And though we don’t ever forget them, the details become foggy and their impact fades over time.

  • THE AMISH COOK

    By Gloria Yoder

  • What are you thankful for?

    By Jon Edgell

    As I was researching for this column, I ran across a generic list of what moms might be thankful for: For husbands who attack small repair jobs around the house – they usually make them big enough to call in professionals. For the bathtub – the one place the family allows mom some time to herself. For children who put away their things and clean up after themselves – they’re such a joy you hate to see them go home to their own parents. For teenagers – they give parents an opportunity to learn a second language

  • Then and now

    By Joberta Wells

    My, how we change over the years! I never realized it as the changes were taking place but as I look back at so many things, I see the transitions.

  • The power of gratitude

    To me, there is no greater self-imposed misery than wishing we had more.

    It’s natural to focus on what we lack in this world. We have health issues. We have financial problems. We have difficult relationships. We suffer because our minds turn toward these things that we think we need, and how much better our lives would be.

  • The Amish Cook

    By Gloria Yoder

    Ever since Grandma’s death, I knew the auction was coming up. But then, you can’t really face it until it comes to reality. The Amish tradition is to sell the deceased parents’ items over auction with only the family included. The proceeds then get added to the inheritance money, then each person can do with their money with what he chooses, in honor of their parents.

  • A year in Liberty

    Two weeks ago, I wrote about my trip from Idaho Falls to Liberty, which was something I’ll never forget. I wanted this time to write about my time in Liberty thus far, and what it has been like.

    We arrived in Liberty on Oct. 28, 2017, and moved in quickly. The first night in bed, I remember staring up at the ceiling, taking stock of things and pondering the change, while changing my news feeds on social media from Idaho news to Kentucky news.

  • The seed and the weed

    By Jon Edgell 

    When I was a 24-year-old newbie pastor I preached for the first time from the Matthew account of the parable of the sower. I came up with what I thought was an exceptionally clever title for the sermon and subsequently displayed it on the lighted 12-foot high church sign. With other more pressing issues on my mind I soon forgot about it.